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What do you guys think about the Abit Fatal1ty (650i)? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127022

I was thinking of that or possibly a QuadGT if I can buy it before the rebate runs out.
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Asus > Abit.
    
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Asus > Abit.
So I hear, but is the Fatal1ty a good board as well, or just walk right by it?

I'm considering the Asus P5N-E but the SATA connecters worry me a bit since a second video card will block most of the SATA connecters (I hear it blocks 3/4 of them). Also debating on MSI 6PN Platinum. Guess I'm mostly looking at the 650i's . All the reviews I read of them, they seem pretty equal, give or take a few points here and there.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188019

Flash it with the NF68 BIOS and walla you have a $250 one...
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Thats a nice board as well, love the black.
    
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Another question to add. While looking over the Gigabyte 650i (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813128044), it states that "Due to the limitation of Windows 32-bit operating system, when more than 4 GB of physical memory is installed, the actual memory available for the operating system will be less than 4 GB; Windows 64-bit operating system doesn't have such limitation". So if I use this board without 64bit, and get 4GB of ram (1GB sticks), only 3 will be recognized in Windows? Is this the case with the rest of these 650i boards?
post #28 of 29
That's the case with ALL 4GB RAM/XP setups.
32Bit doesn't recognize anthing > 3GB, sometimes 3.5 I believe.
No worries, you don't really need it anyway

And if and when you get vista, it'll surely see it, and use it all
    
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That's the case with ALL 4GB RAM/XP setups.
32Bit doesn't recognize anthing > 3GB, sometimes 3.5 I believe.
No worries, you don't really need it anyway

And if and when you get vista, it'll surely see it, and use it all
Well that explains it.
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